Program is the first and only Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia in Maryland
Jemicy, a school for students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences, today announced its Graduate Dyslexia Certificate Program has been accredited by the International Dyslexia Association.
Beginning in Fall 2018, Jemicy partnered with Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) on a 12-credit Graduate Dyslexia Certificate Program that provides participants with the skills and methods to be effective and competent teachers of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other related learning differences. The first and only graduate certificate program in dyslexia in the state of Maryland, this unique partnership aims to improve teacher quality and effectiveness. Once completed, participants receive a Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) graduate certificate in dyslexia and are prepared to take the International Dyslexia Association’s certification exam for classroom educators through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI).
"We are proud to earn this comprehensive accreditation through the International Dyslexia Association," said Annette Fallon, director of Outreach at Jemicy School. "Educators learn the value of differentiation in the classroom through these rigorous and highly engaging courses that were designed by Jemicy’s expert faculty and administrators."
The courses, which cover best practices in language and literacy, writing, math, and executive functions, expose participants to cutting-edge research and evidence-based teaching models and provide them with new, essential, and directly applicable methods and skills to improve student outcomes.
"The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) congratulates Jemicy School for its recent accreditation,” said IDA CEO Sonja Banks. “This achievement exemplifies the quality and commitment necessary, according to IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS), for a program to effectively prepare teachers to teach every student in our schools to read, especially those who struggle.”
From 2018 to 2020, 28 students completed the program; currently 70 students are enrolled in the program with 22 expected to finish next semester.
About Jemicy School
Jemicy School, founded in 1973, provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging education for above-average to gifted college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. A recognized leader in the field of education, Jemicy, accredited by AIMS and the first school in the country to be accredited by the International Dyslexia Association, educates students between the ages of six and eighteen on two campuses in Owings Mills, Maryland. For more information, please visitwww.jemicyschool.org.